r3 & WEEE compliance Helping you meet your ethical and legal responsibilities


The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2006 place responsibilities on users, producers and distributors of electrical and electronic equipment.

If you use electrical and electronic equipment you must store, collect, treat, recycle and dispose of WEEE separately from your other waste.

You must also obtain and keep proof that your WEEE was given to a waste management company, and was treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound way.

There are potentially serious consequences for you if you do not comply including fines, bans on your products and even imprisonment.

Not all IT disposal and recycling companies are legally permitted to manage your electronic waste.  Please see our section on IT disposal companies – What I need to know for guidance on what a disposal company should be able to provide you to ensure your compliance.

At r3 we hold all the permits and licences required to legally dispose of your redundant IT.  Get in touch to find out how we can provide a simple, cost effective, ethical and legal solution to your disposal needs.